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Big Data Means More Than Big Profits

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Many activities in the social sphere also generate lots of information. These information-centric areas are built for Big Data—data that if better understood could help provide a pathway to maximize our human potential, instead of maximizing profits. Right now I''m in Oxford, England, for the annual Skoll World Forum!

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7 Nonprofits that Inspired Us in 2013 and How Your Favorite Nonprofit Can Make the List this Year.

Connection Cafe

This is a guest post by Bill Fryman. Bill is Blackbaud’s corporate communications manager. For all the good they do, nonprofits deserve recognition.

Seven Nonprofits That Deserve a Standing Ovation

Connection Cafe

The suitcase is finally unpacked, and the email pile is a bit more manageable – but the bbcon buzz hasn’t worn off yet! Read the case study.

Silicon Valley Human Rights Conference

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

In the closing session, El-Fatah noted that he had just gotten an email saying that two of his friends had just been killed in Syria. This has significant implications for database developers who must create tools that do not distort the information being captured or mislead decision makers with flawed analytics.

Training Afghani NGOs in Cambodia

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

In some cases, the information is intended for use in court cases or international prosecution, to support a human rights report, or advocacy campaign.